Davis signs Rangers contract

2 May 2019, 17:27 | Updated: 2 May 2019, 17:31

Steven Davis

Steven Davis will join Rangers permanently this summer once his loan spell from Southampton ends, the Ibrox club announced.

The Northern Ireland skipper has signed a one-year deal that will kick in once his current contract at St Mary's expires.

The 34-year-old - who previously skippered Rangers during his first spell at the club between 2007 and 2012 - returned to Glasgow in January to join up with Steven Gerrard's squad after agreeing a six-month loan deal

Davis told RangersTV: "I am obviously delighted my future has been sorted out.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed, especially in the last couple of weeks, the performances of the team as they have been really good and I think there has been a lot of progress made this season.

"We are disappointed that we didn't manage to pick up any silverware to this point, but there is a lot to look forward to in the future.

"[To begin with], it was a case of myself and the club getting the initial period out of the way and seeing how everything went as my family are still down south.

"That has been different, but I am delighted to now get everything signed and sealed."

Gerrard - who has already secured the services of Kilmarnock's Jordan Jones and Motherwell youngster Jake Hastie on pre-contracts for next season - added: "Rangers fans have started to see a fully-fit Steven Davis over the past month.

"He looks sharp, is covering all round the pitch, winning the ball back, intercepting balls and looking aggressive.

"That is why we brought him back in January and why we want him as part of this squad going forward."